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December 27, 2013
Question: Instrument departure procedures are designed such that the aircraft will acquire positive course guidance within how many nautical miles?
Answer: An aircraft should acquire positive course guidance within 10 nm for straight departures and 5 nm for departures that require turns. Source: Instrument Procedures Handbook, page 2-14.
Question: You are a U.S. citizen and you plan to fly to and stay in the Bahamas for a couple of days. Which personal documents must you have when you arrive as pilot in command?
Question: The relationship between lift generated by a wing compared to its drag (L/D ratio) gives pilots valuable information about a wing's performance through a range of angles of attack. The angle of attack that gives the wing the maximum L/D ratio is known as L/DMAX. When operating an aircraft in steady flight at L/DMAX, is drag at a maximum?
You've plotted a true course of 005 degrees with the intention of cruising at 5,500 feet msl on a VFR flight. You've figured the true airspeed to be 115 knots. The winds aloft at 3,000 feet and 6,000 feet are forecast to be from 260 degrees at 25 knots. The elevation is approximately 900 feet along the entire route. Magnetic variation is 9 degrees east and compass deviation is 0 degrees. What effect do these conditions have on your planned cruise altitude?
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